OFTY FYI

Opera for the Young is honored to present the trailer for our Hansel & Gretel The Interactive Film. Now available for students and teachers, OFTY's response to the global pandemic will reach tens of thousands of students in 2021. Enjoy this peek into the opera...

The end of a year is a time of gratitude and spreading joy and Opera for the Young is participating in a big way! Thanks to the good-humor and leadership of our creative staff and artists, and above-all to the support of generous friends and...

 The terrible time that engulfs us requires we take great care - care to stay healthy and not infect others, and care to open our eyes and become better citizens who support and embody this meaningful truth: black lives matter.We at Opera for the Young...

Opera for the Young is opening its vault to share full-length OFTY shows in May! Starting Wednesday, May 6th with OFTY original, Super Storm, we look forward to using Facebook's Watch Party feature to share four productions with you next month:5/6 Super Storm5/13 Rusalka, A Mermaid's Tale5/20 The Elixir...

Opera for the Young's tour of The Pirates of Penzance came to an early close in March as schools across the Midwest sent students home to quarantine with their families. In the days and weeks that followed, Opera for the Young's dedicated staff has put together a...

OFTY makes annual additions to our teaching materials to help students better prepare for their role in the show. This season, we created a short video series for schools introducing each character from The Pirates of Penzance. In the series, OFTY artists describe how they see...

Opera for Young began offering teaching materials in the 1980's. Each season, we rework these tools to better serve the needs of our host schools. The tutorial recording is an important piece of the OFTY package - Artistic Director Diane Garton Edie walks teachers and students through the show, while our...

Opera for the Young received its first grant from the NEA in 2000, and since then has received substantial annual support for our programs. Our upcoming adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance will receive OFTY's largest award yet - $22,000 towards the 2019/2020 school tour. We're honored...